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I I SIXTEEN BI/YTHEVIUJB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE • BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES JU VBRHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act otjjoft- , tress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES _\ By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, '20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within o radius of 40 miles, $400 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Explanations, Please One frequently hears it said Uiat. "everybody lias money nowadays." That, of courso, is bunk. A good hnli' of our population, with less than an an average family income of $2000. is still finding it hard in make on Is meet. And their tough time is V>c«-iii- ning to show up in reports of lowci 1 meat consumption, for example. It isn't that, there's DO meat to be had. A lot of consumers just can't pay the prices. . So we think in would be nice to hear from the livestock men an I others who assured the country lh«.r., with unsuccessful, unobserved mid frequently unworkable controls removed, prices would quickly find a reasonable level once the unnatural demand was satisfied. That's what could and should have happened. But instead prices of many items keep going up even when, ns in some higher-priced cuts of nwar., supply exceeds demand. In other items, like soap and shirts and crackers and such, the buying public 'is gelling nickeled and (limed and <|iiarlercd iint.il all hut the really rich- are getting .pinched. . So let's have a few explanation]. Theyy'rc due those people who voted " last month not only for an end of price conti'ols, ,but for abundance at a decent price. Otherwise the price-hikers may discover that the country can still go just as sour on arrogant individualists as it can on bumbling bureaucrat •). . THURSDAY, DECRMTJKR 12, ISMfi but our.s." It is our privilege to do as w please just so long as we do '> >•; take privileges—in this instance Hi; right of J20 persons to live and be loved by their families—away from others. Punishment for such a crime as that committed in Atlanta should i.e. and probably was (or will bo.) consignment to a place holler than the .!h;i"- red walls of the rooms in that hold. And for most of us .such pimislnnciu would be IO.SK .severe that having Lo live with ourselves after having eaus-'.o'l such a tragedy. Toasting, and Roasting A news headline recites, "Cigarutt.;- "snioking tippler held likely cause of of Atlanta's fire disaster"— a disaster which, claimed more lives than all of the war dead in Mississippi! County in the world conflict to destroy the war machines of Germany and Japan. And too often we hear that aryu- ment from the liquor consumers, and those who encourage the use of liquor, "that ours is a free country and if wo want to drink it is nobody's business * Views of Others * 'Father—Forgive Them" Snarling like n wolf nt bay, John 1,. Lewis, would-be American dictator, both heard ind saw the mill ot Federal justice isrlnd out 1'ls Just due and jnsl due of his desulples, We<l • ncsdny, in the Federal court of Justice T. Alan OoldsboroiiGli, Lewis rebelled against lhe price he hud I') pay; he snarled nt nil things Ainericnn nnd u-' liis unpiecudenled conduct placed himself in direct contempt of the court and of'most '.ium-.-; human as he demonstrated an incapability of underslimding either the problems of modern Rovernmcnl, of lhe nfflictcd human race or ol the very court, created nml preserved to interpret, prelect, nnd defend all hunifin rights. Could he, in his mind's eye but have se:p, the spirits of Washington, of Jefferson, of Lincoln, ol lio'iseveH, of Wilson and of all war nnd peacetime presidents were there; nnd in the background in that Federal courtroom stood thc unbroken spirits of those who signed and se.iti-d Ihc- Declaration of Independence; lliose who fought at Lexington nnd Concord; the heroes of Bunker Hill nnd the fellow-sufferers of , Vnlitv Forge; Ijesidc them stood the spirits of the dr,ni of Gettysburg nnd of lhe still-charging dead of San Junn Hill. Above nnd beyond that courtroom, from the skies to which they Inlely ascended, swnrmccl the spirits of lhe millions of dead who lind 1:11- terod their fiir-fhuig graves Hint the snnit> liberty Lewis would destroy, might yet live. Let him tremble! Let him realize thnt, the tiling he 1ms finally challenged has been built «|> in a rond macadamized with the boiv s nnd wet witli the blcod, the sweat and the -tears of Inmmnlty; Let him finally fcnow that he has challenged and yet challenges—Liberty—as sho is represented In lhe constitutional rlgliU of nil people to freedom in lite, liberty nnd the pursuit, of happiness. ' • But for those who blindly follow him—l»t us remember that In lhe writing of this hitte.- bit of history—lit the. end of th c chapter—we must. like Goldsbonmgh did sustain n prayer from tilt; Christ on Golgotha: . ""Piitber, farjjivo them, they know not what. they do." - —Charles A. Ciowder in Flora, ,111) Sentinel. he First Sign of Relief * ,!N HOLLYWOOD HY KKSKINK JOHNSON NL'A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA I — The new comedy team of Oroucho Murx and Carmen Miranda was clicking' in a (jig way, even though no camera uns turning on thc set of "Copaabana." \\ w a s between scenes and Qroucho and Carmen were ad libblng for laughs. Carmen started to explain to us that she play s „ tjiml role In Die Him—as herself and as'a French musical-comedy star in a blonde \vi;;. "And then." sne said, "nobody knows it's me." "Yes." Groucho said. "Nobody knows Its her — except lhe audience." A couple of electricians walked by. Oroucho bnamed at them. "I smile at everybody." he explained, "because I don't know who's got money in the picture." Carmen was America's highcst- paid woman !ast year. The Treasury Department, reported her income as $285,000. "I sot in the wrong bracket," she groaned, "and after paying my tax I hoy left me $14.000." Hut she said she wasn't complaining. 'After making a n Army hospital tour — seeing those poor boys without, arms and legs—I felt lucky to have evcnMhai much left." $0000 GAM11I.K PAYS OFF Hutlv Wan-iek plays Kate in "Arch of Triumph." mid how she got the part is one of Hollywood's best stories of Iho year. It's the story of nn actress typed as ."the perfect lady"—and a S60QO gamble. Enterprise studio had tested 23 actresses for the part when Ruth's agent talked the studio into e l ing her a lest, over thc object toil of several big shots who sail "fUlth Wai-rick? She's not lhe She's tin 1 perfect lady." Hutii \y"as'v.«rned about lhe tel herself. Then she look the Rail ble, .spending $COOn on a mink cu and dress, the couklirl afford. ' • "Kii'.e," she explained, "was 1 wealthy American Kin to whom mink coat \VRS as casual a.s n ' of gloves. She mitlht can* throw il on the floor, but she - n't Kate without it. It w as part her. In that mink coat I \vasr| nervcus during the test. I felt ease—I felt like. Kale." Anil Huth won lhe gamble, Stil dio executive^ looked n t the te.l and said: "That's Kate." STOUV IIDUIN'l) "THE STOltV' Veteran Al Green, who has bcel directing movie's for 32 years, behind the camera on "The' Jol son story." /j can take a big bov. too—the Dlctuvn is his greatest il a long string O f hits. ' I We imusljied that Al Jolson liinj self had worked out with U i'aiks.. to lii'lp Larry capture those Jolson gestures nnd maimerl isms. .loisHi, el;,! ,, ivc him ., lm I help, according lo Green, but il was a fellow ,,amed Bobby Gordrnl who <|id most or th e leaching. Bobby once did a .Jolson imperl sonation on the stage. So GreeJ hired him as Larry's "Jolso coach." They .worked out for weeks' front of a big mirror. Hobby '*,\J through the songs, with all ,..,, gestures, and Larry followed him.] Green credits Tarry for the suc- coss or the film'. UV 1'KTIill KDSON ] Ciermany. Ni'.A W-.uliiiiKl»n t'orrcspnntlcnt ! What ir, likely lo succeed 10C7, WASHINGTON — IN1SA — An- [ according to Assistant Secretary of Cien. Joseph T. j vVi:r Ilownr c [ C. Petersen, in charge Army hcadqu.u 1 - of military government, is a two- SO THEY SAY We eanuol have a cesspool of cheap, uncior- fcd and exploited labor in the middle of Ku- rope which may bring down our whole standard of life.—Hrilish Prime Minister Clement AtlUe. JEANNETTE COViRT NOLAK STOHYi ItrfinttfHl Hoi>e f**MrrV»n fcnj* had! nn J ndvm(urr." IfnvjHp: K onr 4<i«vntovrn Iu ntjitt-k •omr IkrcMil fur Miimmn. Slic fi»l- Jldrcl hrnd-oii with ji yount n\an ,-»*lirm hrr nrmx tvrre full of jini-k- J«Ri*!«.,Tli«- pnrkn^c-* nplllcil nl! civrr land the yauntf: ninn helped to iilclc llkrm up. Il >vn* only |inl!(c <o [•prnk iu him. The yoiinp 'iinii ivnx •iKillt knnrfM»mc nnd Jiervj, "Prum 'now on, II'B -you n»«I nir—io- Kt-thrr." he n»]d. Konr fn convinced thai Knte nrranRVd the whole thing- aarf run*I >v»it lo (HI hrr MiMlrr, .SWnry, nliout It. Wlit-n xkc C«IM hamr, Mnjnr Cnnteron In JuMt taking donrn the S(arw nuA It tint. Ite Maior. T<-trrnit vt the I, out C»«»r, IN • man *rk* hrllcvrn IMC »plr[t of lhe Old South ra- n*vrr 4\f. ThU A^pomnttnx Dav ul 1010. lie k»» Mnt on the front yuTck. xU daj- In kin Confedrr&te wnlfnrM. , Kon« wl*hf> her father wouldn't make BHch a >i»rrtacl« •! klmmtlt. :J?OSE went slowly up the steps, i "Hello, Papa. Is Sidney home?" | "I haven't seen Sidney all the . afternoon. Or Hannah. Your brother Beauregard Is in the back • yard, -I believe. With his goat. Your brother Jefferson Davis . Cameron—" .1 "Yes, I know. Jeff's out on your ; "i oiile "this -week." ; i His route? The Major winced. ;Eyen the mention of it was oflen- fiife," that tedious round made [ during one week of each month to i crossroad villages in the southern ; Indiana counties, soliciting orders .[for,.Spunky Mule Plug tobacco r> Ten years ago, in a period o [aberration never afterward to be adequately explained, the Major had accepted the agency fo Spunky Mule and become—well, a xJruiirimer. But he'd never beci ; reconciled lo it and never woulc •be. The alternative was to be ; liev«, during the month's othe; I.three we^ki, that there was n ; such thine'as Spunky Mule Plug .,Th« h« did even now, smoolhin ! ovrt Rose's reference as a lapse o jetiquette which h« would cour •sly disregard. Jet Jeff go," he said gently » ]ittl« diversion lor him." „ "Diversion?" Rose repealed. "While I revised n chapter of ny book, I thought the boy would ike a rest from his confining cm- iloyment in that stodgy bank." "Oh, yes." Rose was vemem- iCring Jeff's groans and grousing o herself and Sidney when Papa ad announced that he must spend is spring vacation—his only va- ation—on lhe route. "Your mother is in the house, lose, preparing supper. She prob- ibly would appreciate your assisl- ince. Shall we go in?" With mile and a bow, just os if. sue .adn't been guilty of a, minor nisdemeanor, he held open the door. OOSE hung her straw sailor on * the hatrack and dropped the parcel of thread into the basket on the table. Dusk was in the hall ml Mamma had lighted lhe lamp the dining room. The rays 'aintly illumined the stairs as Rose ran up, past the mute grand- lather's clock and the rubber plan in Us tub on the landing, up again and along the corridor to the roon \vhieh was hers and Sidney's. (She tapped on the door. '"Oh Sidney?" The response was prompt. "En frez. Turn the knob and push." Rose turned the knob, pushed stopped short on lhe threshold "Sidney!" she gasped. Sidney was lying quite nakci on one of the two double beds pillows under her head, a volum of the Rubaiyat propped on he flat stomach. "Sidney!" Rosa repeated, nn stepped quickly in and locked til door. "Well?" Sidney lowered th Rubaiyat and peered at her sisler ".What's the matter now?" "You—you haven't got » stitch on. Not a stitch!" , ' "No, I. haven't Are you shocked? •- • •» .» .» suppose Bean had coino lunging in?" "Beau? He's looking at his goat —and would rather. Not much ot compliment, is il?" "Suppose," Koso said, "Papa lioukl just happen lo walk up- lalrs and opeii thc door and sec ou?" "There isn't a chance. Papa is aisily enacting the role of the old ;uard which dies but never sur- enders." "Not now, he isn't." Rose snt n the edge ot her own bed. "lie's n the house . .. Sidney, I'm nfraid icople will think Papa is crazy." "Oh, let them," Sidney said. Most of the people around here are absolute nincompoops, nny- vay. Why core what they think? don't." • * • " '• |IDNEY was 19, considerably taller and move muscular than tosc, her features- less regular, complexion less delicate. Now sho scrambled olT the bed and began to dress, snatching up armenls at random, pulling on a auze vest, stepping into ruffled iimmcement. from McNnrney's U. S. tci's in fji-nnany th.xt "We dun hale the , Germans'' any more, caught official Washington somewhat by surprise. Neither the Slate nor the war Department knew this was coming so fust or in-such do- Unite lorm. Policy-makers in both departments admit thai General !Uc- Narncy has full power lo make such n decision for the troops in his command. Bui usually such Ihinys arc clciuecl with Washington first. The way this change cnmc through, General McNurney announced he was putting the . ijew ,>nlirj. into effect in Germany. And !ie said lie was asking Washing- Ion to change the training, indoctrination and ovientaUou courses iivon to new .soldior.^ beinsi seal to Germany. This request luis no! been officially received [> s yet. according to one Wnr Department tpokesinan. Bui when it comes In there is every liclihaoil i: will be approved. ' 'flicrc is bound to be considerable criticism of this new line, particu- rly from the fellow travelers. The trouble in this case Is Hint the new orders seem to tie soniF months behind actual e!evcJupnv:nis in Germany. 11YKNKS STAKTEl) IT AS one ollicinl put it, "Wo don't love tlic Germans Indiscriminate-! i.v. AW we're no! liiroii-h purlins the Na/is. Bui wherever sfcns of real democracy slick up, their lovely heads In Germany, we want to sloop down and B ive them a p:it of cncoui'iigemcnt." .McNariiey's new policy, it is explained, really stems from .Secretary of state James P. Byrnes' speech lo 150 German officials of the U. S. /one at Stuttgart 1^1 September, principal argument -if thc speech was In favor of cn-atinu' n provisional central yw eminent for ail of Germany, now" so that li "'ill be functionim; a i\a ready to lake over when (he peace treaty viih Germany is ready [<>!• shMilng. "The American people want to return lhe government or Germany to the Grvmaii proiiio." sa ]d Hyrncs. '-Tin- American people want to help the German people" II is admitted that a lot <,[ German people, may not 1> L f"r that help today, lint the military i;i>vo!'nmoi!t prnm-au for cuccy.irauini,' movement, democratic edurntion the school l-.irt. dccmncnt. Tliu first purl w ill be an official directive lo mi]itiiry government Jliicials. Thc second part will be u more | public statement Hint cnn he given lo lhe troops in thc occupation forces, the American public .and tile German pi'ople ns an explanation of American policy. General McNaruey's ne\v statement of policy merely anticipates this action. He couldn't wait for Washington to act. He hud to recognize that conditions in the American zone of Germany lind changed mightily since he took over from General Eisenhower, n THB CUWOUS WORLD the rr-ady U. S. is call a dcmcuTatir youth in :U>or movements and democratic men!. Cciisctiiiontly, the imUvinnatlon - , „ . ---,,. ,. , " f Al 'm.v foroox in occimatioii ?oncs umbrella drawers, pulling on lisle has i,, ( ) | 0 |,., shifted' <> I'nn'c'elv lockings, bending to button her clolh-toppcd shoes. "Whal'll we do tonight?" "Oh, yes. Basil called at Mrs. Kcrr's. lie's coming lo take you riding." "I won't go. Basil's a nitwit. . . Didn't anybody else 'phone? 1 "No." "Arc you sure?" "Mrs. Kerr only said ."Maybe she forgot , . . But no, I guess not," Sidney shrugged. "Well, then, it's an evening with Basil. He's better than nothing; he just gels in under the wire. And I must do somelhing. . , . Who's your date with, Rose?" "Ted Lennert's coming, nnd probably Sol Jacoby." Hose spoke listlessly, even the remnants of her enthusiasm fled now. Why had she ever thought she could tell Sidney? Her adventure was much too precious, and Sidney too unpredictable. Sidney, lying naked on the bed, was someone alien. ... Rose sighed. "I must go down and help Mamma with supper." "Do," Sidney said. "Then Hannah snd I will wash the dishes." ...u.ung imiirr-s. ,cafief= : ,iul movies like "Hr.ro is ornn.iny," Khow . ms two sides of tho O-vman char- : "' tor w ait"s and tortures, beer trnrrli'iis and nrivon c.nnr h.if! tn bo scrapped. Gomr: ovrn beyond i}i State and war ticpartmeii for scvoial muntlis hen, 011 a n«\v iirnft r>{ Oi-jier Directive lot;?, the orii-in.i on occup.i!!,!,, jiolicv «hi< era I Eisenhower sirs! (on me have Germany. THINGS HAVI: ativc- doc\inini1. y Iliinps the CJerma., Hut today thero ;<~i- the- nrrnuiiis in i| ; ,> Amcvlr can do. in running the ernmeii! an ( | cnnduc>j;i buslnp.ss. TVn-s Staff order Geti- into spcciiir'i vi the Na^ s <-.,„ , (O „ '* „„ an own - ,h,- :r " sixty-. VV cn to'i lv compiolrly obsolete dircc'ivr rhr only , hin - ; ,„.„ , inl'imtr up the issuaiw or , ;';«'c'ivr has been ,he iuM^lv <»c Bis Four fnrrt B n mini,ir,s Bet together for n, r[| . p,- f | jm | M ' 1S "" Pllhl is ' ,, 0 " o f to LINES IN TrlE PLUA^ASE Of THE BITTERN BLEND WITH T(£ Hr REEDS IM WHICH 7HE BIRD NESTS.... PRODUCING .^ANOTHER ES'AAtf=LE OF NATURES PROTECTIVE COLORATION. , a . | O' ANSWER: All nrc reptiles, '^'g. NEXT: Where "salary" comes from. • about o brpn, to commence wt itini : n peace tre ily for "These are some of the homos they recommend for us veterans—can you imaging us in there in ten years c.- so, .. - \vvith nine kids?" U. S. Army Leader WHICH OF THESE ,ARE REPTILES / RIC-E PAPER IS NOT AWDE FROM BLTFROAV THE PITH OF A TREE THAT GROWS IN FORANOSA. 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